Handel Choir of Baltimore is a critically acclaimed choral ensemble that presents yearly performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, as well as other major choral and choral-orchestral works. Our 85th season showcases a wide range of music and performances throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
Celebrating its 85th year, Handel Choir will explore the music of artists in exile. In addition to Messiah, highlights of our season include the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil (Vespers), as well as a world premiere dedicated to the life of Pablo Casals, in collaboration with Peabody cellist Amit Peled. Though driven underground for their beliefs or displaced by war, Rachmaninoff and Casals exhibited a fearless artistry that thrived beyond the bounds of political strife and suppression.
Handel Choir’s presentation of Messiah is Baltimore’s only Messiah performed with a period instrument orchestra.
Saturday December 14, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday December 15, 2019 – 3:00 PM
Bask in Rachmaninoff’s lush, romantic harmonies as they fill the grand dome of Baltimore’s Basilica with their warmth and beauty!
Saturday March 7, 2020 – 2:30 PM
A collaboration with Community Concerts at Second culminates Handel Choir’s season with Song of the Birds, a tribute to the life and music of cellist Pablo Casals.
Saturday April 25, 2020 – 4:00 PM
– January 10, 2020
– May 15 and May 16, 2020 CANCELED
– August 21 and August 22, 2020 CANCELED
Soloists Audition CANCELED
– Spring 2020
Your gift supports a great Baltimore cultural tradition: more than 80 years of community-based choral and choral-orchestral music. Your contribution is crucial and deeply appreciated.